Domine, exaudi. A prayer for one in affliction: the fifth penitential psalm.
 The prayer of the poor man, when he was anxious, and poured out his supplication before the Lord.
 Hear, O Lord, my prayer: and let my cry come to thee.
 Turn not away thy face from me: in the day when I am in trouble, incline thy ear to me. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear me speedily.
 For my days are vanished like smoke: and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire.
 I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered: because I forgot to eat my bread.
 Through the voice of my groaning, my bone hath cleaved to my flesh.
 I am become like to a pelican of the wilderness: I am like a night raven in the house.
 I have watched, and am become as a sparrow all alone on the housetop.
 All the day long my enemies reproached me: and they that praised me did swear against me.
 For I did eat ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
 "A pelican": I am become through grief, like birds that affect solitude and darkness.
 Because of thy anger and indignation: for having lifted me up thou hast thrown me down.
 My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.
 But thou, O Lord, endurest for ever: and thy memorial to all generations.
 Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion: for it is time to have mercy on it, for the time is come.
 For the stones thereof have pleased thy servants: and they shall have pity on the earth thereof.
 And the Gentiles shall fear thy name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
 For the Lord hath built up Sion: and he shall be seen in his glory.
 He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble: and he hath not despised their petition.
 Let these things be written unto another generation: and the people that shall be created shall praise the Lord:
 Because he hath looked forth from his high sanctuary: from heaven the Lord hath looked upon the earth.
 That he might hear the groans of them that are in fetters: that he might release the children of the slain:
 That they may declare the name of the Lord in Sion: and his praise in Jerusalem;
 When the people assemble together, and kings, to serve the Lord.
 He answered him in the way of his strength: Declare unto me the fewness of my days.
 Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto generation and generation.
 "He answered him in the way of his strength": That is, the people, mentioned in the foregoing verse, or the penitent, in whose person this psalm is delivered, answered the Lord in the way of his strength: that is, according to the best of his power and strength: or when he was in the flower of his age and strength: inquiring after the fewness of his days: to know if he should live long enough to see the happy restoration of Sion, etc.
 In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth: and the heavens are the works of thy hands.
 They shall perish but thou remainest: and all of them shall grow old like a garment: And as a vesture thou shalt change them, and they shall be changed.
 But thou art always the selfsame, and thy years shall not fail.
 The children of thy servants shall continue: and their seed shall be directed for ever.